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B League D3 Round 7 (Second Stage): Gifu Swoops hand first defeat to Tokyo Excel. - May 6, 2019


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The Second Stage in B League D3 just ended. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Undefeated Tokyo Excel. (11-1) recorded its first loss on the court of fifth ranked Gifu Swoops on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Gifu Swoops 88-82. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Tokyo Excel.. Gifu Swoops shot 21 for 29 from the free-throw line, while Tokyo Excel. only scored three points from the stripe. Strangely Tokyo Excel. outrebounded Gifu Swoops 42-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. Montenegrin-Qatari forward Alen Hadzibegovic (209-99) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. point guard Ito Ryota (178-92) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 20 rebounds for lost side. Tokyo Excel.'s coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Gifu Swoops maintains fifth place with 4-8 record. Tokyo Excel. at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost.
Leader Tokyo Excel. delivered the eleventh victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Gifu Swoops (4-8) 87-71. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). Ryan Stephan contributed with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American Bingo Merriex (206-80, college: TCU) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for Gifu Swoops. Tokyo Excel. (11-1) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place. Newly promoted Gifu Swoops keep the fifth position with eight games lost.
The game in Renova was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (6-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Kagoshima (3-9). Iwate Big Bulls defeated Kagoshima 87-77 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kagoshima. It was a great evening for Titus Robinson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side Shelton Boykin responded with 33 points (!!!), 5 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Iwate Big Bulls maintains fourth place with 6-6 record. Loser Kagoshima keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Saitama Bron..
The game in Renova was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (6-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Kagoshima (3-9). Iwate Big Bulls defeated Kagoshima 92-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kagoshima. It was an exceptional evening for Marcus Cousin who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 22 rebounds. Kagoshima's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Iwate Big Bulls maintains fourth place with 6-6 record. Kagoshima at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Tokyo. Local Koshigaya A. (8-4) outscored 7th ranked Saitama Broncos (3-9) 102-81 on Saturday night. Kyle Richardson fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The victory was the third consecutive win for Koshigaya A.. They moved-up to second place. Saitama Broncos lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost.

In the last game of round 7 bottom-ranked Saitama Bron. were defeated by Koshigaya A. in Tokyo 90-83.



Koshigaya A. - Saitama Bron. 102-81

The game with biggest result difference took place in Tokyo. Local Koshigaya A. (8-4) outscored 7th ranked Saitama Broncos (3-9) 102-81 on Saturday night. Koshigaya A. dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 44 and had 23 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Saitama Broncos only scored seven points from the stripe. Koshigaya A. looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Saitama Broncos were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. His fellow American import Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent Florida) chipped in 17 points. Four Koshigaya A. players scored in double figures. American center Joshua Crawford (211-88, college: Indiana St.) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds and Kento Sakka (190-91) added 13 points respectively for lost side. The victory was the third consecutive win for Koshigaya A.. They moved-up to second place. Saitama Broncos lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Koshigaya A.: K.Richardson 29+17reb+6ast, J.Peppers 17+3reb+3ast, L.Evans 15+4reb, H.Yokotsuka 10+2reb, H.Iida 8+3reb+2ast, Y.Sakamoto 7+1reb
Saitama Bron.: J.Crawford 27+10reb+1ast, M.Ueda 15+1reb+3ast, K.Sakka 13+4reb+3ast, A.Warren 8+8reb+1ast, H.Yamashita 7+2ast, S.Sawaji 6+5reb
gschID: 648419


Gifu Swoops - Tokyo Excel. 88-82

Undefeated Tokyo Excel. (11-1) recorded its first loss on the court of fifth ranked Gifu Swoops on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Gifu Swoops 88-82. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Tokyo Excel.. Gifu Swoops shot 21 for 29 from the free-throw line, while Tokyo Excel. only scored three points from the stripe. Strangely Tokyo Excel. outrebounded Gifu Swoops 42-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. Montenegrin-Qatari forward Alen Hadzibegovic (209-99) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Ito Ryota (178-92) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 20 rebounds and the other American import forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) added 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Tokyo Excel.'s coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Gifu Swoops maintains fifth place with 4-8 record. Tokyo Excel. at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost.
Top scorers:
Gifu Swoops: A.Hadzibegovic 28+15reb+3ast, R.Ito 20+5reb+2ast, B.Merriex 13+4reb+6ast, T.Masahiro 8+1reb+1ast, S.Norio 6+2ast, Y.Kentaro 5+1reb+3ast
Tokyo Excel.: J.Faison 24+11reb+5ast, R.Stephan 22+20reb+3ast, D.Uematsu 14+1reb+2ast, T.Sano 6+4reb, D.Taguchi 5+2reb+1ast, Y.Saito 4+3ast
gschID: 648420


Kagoshima - Iwate Big Bulls 77-87

The game in Renova was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (6-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Kagoshima (3-9). Iwate Big Bulls defeated Kagoshima 87-77 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kagoshima. They outrebounded Kagoshima 39-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. Iwate Big Bulls looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for American Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) helped adding 15 points and 14 rebounds. Four Iwate Big Bulls players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Shelton Boykin (198-92, college: Angelo St.) responded with 33 points (!!!), 5 assists and 5 steals and Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Iwate Big Bulls maintains fourth place with 6-6 record. Loser Kagoshima keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Saitama Bron..
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: T.Robinson 32+12reb, M.Cousin 15+14reb+1ast, B.Kosei 13+2reb, T.Fujie 11+5reb+7ast, K.Nagata 5+3reb+6ast, S.Chiba 4+2reb+1ast
Kagoshima: S.Boykin 33+2reb+5ast, G.Bain 10+7reb+2ast, K.Kiichi 9+2reb+2ast, K.Matsuzaki 8+5reb+1ast, K.Tateyama 7+2reb+5ast, H.Tamada 4+2reb
gschID: 648421


Koshigaya A. - Saitama Bron. 90-83

There was no surprise in Tokyo where 7th ranked Saitama Broncos (3-9) were defeated by third ranked Koshigaya A. (8-4) 90-83 on Sunday. Koshigaya A. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Luke Evans (203-91, college: CBU) fired 18 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for the winners. Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Joshua Crawford (211-88, college: Indiana St.) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 19 rebounds and center Antone Warren (208-93, college: Antelope Valley CC) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Koshigaya A.. They moved-up to second place. Saitama Broncos lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Koshigaya A.: L.Evans 18+8reb+2ast, K.Richardson 16+6reb+6ast, Y.Sakamoto 13+1reb, H.Yokotsuka 11+1reb+1ast, J.Peppers 11+5reb+1ast, K.Reo 6+3reb+2ast
Saitama Bron.: J.Crawford 21+19reb+1ast, A.Warren 13+4reb+2ast, S.Sawaji 12+5reb, Y.Jo 10+4ast, K.Sakka 5+1reb, M.Ousu 4+1reb
gschID: 648422


Kagoshima - Iwate Big Bulls 82-92

The game in Renova was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (6-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Kagoshima (3-9). Iwate Big Bulls defeated Kagoshima 92-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kagoshima. Iwate Big Bulls made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 22 rebounds. His fellow American import Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) accounted for 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. American forward Shelton Boykin (198-92, college: Angelo St.) came up with 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) added 15 points and 14 rebounds respectively for Kagoshima in the defeat. Kagoshima's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Iwate Big Bulls maintains fourth place with 6-6 record. Kagoshima at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: M.Cousin 33+22reb+3ast, T.Robinson 21+7reb+2ast, K.Nagata 11+2reb+2ast, T.Fujie 8+2reb+7ast, I.Hiroki 7+1reb+2ast, N.Koudai 7+1reb
Kagoshima: S.Boykin 34+9reb+4ast, G.Bain 15+14reb+3ast, K.Matsuzaki 10+3reb+2ast, R.Hayashi 9+1reb+3ast, I.Taiki 5, H.Tamada 4
gschID: 648423


Gifu Swoops - Tokyo Excel. 71-87

Leader Tokyo Excel. delivered the eleventh victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Gifu Swoops (4-8) 87-71. Tokyo Excel. dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Gifu Swoops' 34. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). His fellow American import center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) contributed with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American Bingo Merriex (206-80, college: TCU) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Ito Ryota (178-92) added 21 points and 4 assists in the effort for Gifu Swoops. Four Gifu Swoops players scored in double figures. Tokyo Excel. (11-1) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place. Newly promoted Gifu Swoops keep the fifth position with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: J.Faison 29+13reb+1ast, R.Stephan 23+8reb+6ast, D.Uematsu 8+3reb+5ast, Y.Saito 7+4reb+1ast, S.Miyata 6+5reb+4ast, T.Sano 6+1reb
Gifu Swoops: R.Ito 21+2reb+4ast, B.Merriex 16+10reb+5ast, M.Allison 15+9reb, Y.Kentaro 11+6reb+1ast, S.Norio 6+2ast, M.Masakazu 2+1ast
gschID: 648424
  





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